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Jacques ATTALI

  • Author, President of Attali & Associés
  • Attali & Associés


Jacques Attali was born on the 1st November 1943. Graduate from the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale d'Administration, he was the Special Adviser to French President François Mitterand during 10 years. Dr. Jacques Attali is a Professor of economics in many French universities.

He founded 4 International Institutions: Action contre la faim, Eureka, EBRD and Positive Planet. Positive Planet is the most important worldwide Institution of support to microfinance. Positive Planet has supported more than 11 million micro-entrepreneurs. 

The Positive Planet Foundation (and the other entities of Positive Planet) has been promoting the positive economy and supporting the creation of positive businesses in neighbourhoods in France, Africa and the Middle East for 22 years. 

Jacques Attali has written more than 80 books sold in 10 million copies and translated in to 22 languages. He is columnist for the French magazine, les Echos. His main fields of research and writing are the different dimensions of the future: technologies, economy, ideologies, geopolitics, values.

He has conducted several orchestras over the world (Paris, Grenoble, Londres, Jerusalem, Shanghai, Astana, Montreal, Lausanne, Bruxelles, Helsinki, etc.).